June 4 is the opening night of the 2021 Hartford LGBTQ+ Film Festival at Cinestudio, hosted by OutFilm CT! To celebrate, MPowerment is hosting a movie night! We will be tabling at 7pm to tell folks about MPowerment and the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective; folks who table can attend the film for free at 7:30pm.

The movie is called Potato Dreams of America. In this movie, Lena and her nine-year-old son, a blossoming gay boy affectionately known as Potato, use American films to escape the harsh reality of their life in Vladivostok after the fall of the Soviet Union. Dreaming of a better life, Lena becomes a mail-order bride so she and Potato can move to the U.S., but when they arrive in Seattle, they discover that Lena’s new husband and life in America aren’t quite what they expected. This autobiographical story blends dark humor, satire, and comedic surprises into a feel-good coming-of-age story full of heart.

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